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Do verbal conversations between dr. and patient that are not

Hi. Do verbal conversations between dr. and patient that are not private violate dr/patient confidentiality or HIPPA laws?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No - I attempted to ask the question on the website - but after I entered my CC# ***** said not available for my question.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I was having a medical consultation with an MD for weight loss and 3 other patients were outside the room (with door open) and overheard details of my medical history. Is this a violation? Thank you.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Hi - This wasn't a traffic related issue. Thank you.

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Gerald, Esq

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I am a doctor and have got a letter from my patient's mother

I am a doctor and have got a letter from my patient's mother who asks me to contact her son to persuade him to take a test that I ordered but he did not follow my recommendations. She also asks me not to mention that she wrote a letter to me. Patient is 30 years old, seriously ill, not a responsible person, does not listen to his mother.

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CalAttorney2

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I have a half sister that is mentally challenged...she is a

I have a half sister that is mentally challenged...she is a renal patient of 20 plus years and also has congestive heart failure among other health issues...about three months ago she was placed in a long term care facility. Recently I went to visit her and found she had been hit by another resident....I took a picture of her hoping my mother would see that she is in distress at this facility...and move her closer to family as the nearest family members are at least an hour away...the facility where this happened, took a statement of my sister's complaint as well as myself..they knew I had taken a picture of my sister after she had been hit...the facility had me delete the picture....with technology being what it is...knew how to retrieve the picture....am I in violation of the Hippa Laws if I use this picture in a court room... I need to do something to protect her...

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Ray

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I just got home from Las Vegas and while I was at the MGM

I just got home from Las Vegas and while I was at the MGM Signature which was filthy (I stayed there) I was food poisoned. I complained to my credit card company as well as the hotel and the credit card company demanded a medical report from my physician. Are they allowed to do this due to HIPPA laws? I did go to the doctor, please note and I am still sick.

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RobertJDFL

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I would like to know if my son's Medicaid provider violated

I would like to know if my son's Medicaid provider violated HIPPA. My son receives services from a Medicaid provider. We were in the process of adding another provider to provide a service. We were going to pay out of pocket for this service. My son's current provider called the provider we were going to add and now the provider is unwilling to provide services. We have a signed release form on file with his current provider to not release/share/obtain information without the consent of his guardian.Is this a HIPPA/Confidentiality issue?

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Gerald, Esq

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I am a licensed med tech in state of FL. This year, there

I am a licensed med tech in state of FL. This year, there were questions like ; have you or are you forced to enter rehab for alcohol/drug abuse?; this and others seem hippa protected health info. I called the Board and basically told me to call a lawyer. Other Q's like mental health, relapse, and criminal history were asked. This was for my license renewal which is required for my job; is this legal?

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Alex J. Esq.

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Actually, yes. I work at a therapeutic boarding school for

actually, yes. I work at a therapeutic boarding school for girls, and I think both my school and the parent company aren't doing HIPAA correctlyJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NCJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I just need to evaluate whether they are in breach, which I think they are

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P. Simmons

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I am trying to research how much it costs to quash a

Hello. I am trying to research how much it costs to quash a Subpoena in Oklahoma.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the subpoena was issued in?Customer: OklahomaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am not able to attend court as I am scheduled to be out of town. The ADA is requesting I call in to provide my testimony over the phone. I do not believe I can secure a confidential space for myself during the phone call and I feel that offering my testimony in this manner violates HIPPA.

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Ely

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My brother is the health care proxy of my 86 year old Dad

My brother is the health care proxy of my 86 year old Dad who lives in Buffalo. Does he have the power to move my Dad from independent to assisted living against my Dad's wishes?

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